tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-25541994.post115786720035289984..comments2024-09-06T02:57:08.532-04:00Comments on D-Ed Reckoning: No Truer Words have Ever Been WrittenKDeRosahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06853211164976890091noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-25541994.post-1157994845199427882006-09-11T13:14:00.000-04:002006-09-11T13:14:00.000-04:00Instructivist,Which formula isn't an equation?y=mx...Instructivist,<BR/><BR/>Which formula isn't an equation?<BR/><BR/>y=mx+b ?<BR/><BR/>m=(y1-y2)/(x1-x2) ?<BR/><BR/>x= (-b +/- rad(B^2-4ac))/2a ?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-25541994.post-1157985648591414972006-09-11T10:40:00.000-04:002006-09-11T10:40:00.000-04:00Of course, you do. I'm sure Robert at Casting Out ...Of course, you do. I'm sure Robert at Casting Out Nines -- though he would never say so -- feels that those of us who teach applied math are somehow inferior to teaching "real" math, but even if we do use Excel, they have to know the math in order to konw what formulas and functions to use, much less just set up the spreadsheet.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-25541994.post-1157940774297736032006-09-10T22:12:00.000-04:002006-09-10T22:12:00.000-04:00"It's not about memorizing certain algebraic equat...<I>"It's not about memorizing certain algebraic equations and then regurgitating them in a test," Grover said.</I><BR/><BR/>I have never heard of memorizing algebraic equations.<BR/><BR/>Maybe this moron principal meant formulas. If that's the case, you need to know formulas to solve problems, e.g the distance formula.Instructivisthttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01652458042291988959noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-25541994.post-1157911480003984852006-09-10T14:04:00.000-04:002006-09-10T14:04:00.000-04:00I can't even imagine what would be on one of those...I can't even imagine what would be on one of those "higher order skills" tests, since so far, nobody has given me any kind of definition or example of "higher order skills," other than spouting the PC party line on some issue or another.<BR/><BR/>It's the Steve Jobs theory of education. "Oh, you don't need to know that because this cute little Mac does it for you, so you can spend your time on more important things!" Of course, Jobs and his crew have never explained what those more important things are, but there you have it.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com